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Charles Keating, assistant professor of engineering management and systems engineering, was named the winner of the Old Dominion University Batten College of Engineering and Technology's 2007 Excellence in Research award at the college's biannual faculty and staff meeting April 25.

Keating, who is director of the Center for System of Systems Engineering at ODU, conducts research in systems engineering methodology, project management systems and international quality management systems design. The award honors a faculty member who displays an outstanding contribution in research, as well as leadership in his or her specific field.

Isaac L. Flory IV, assistant professor of engineering, won the Excellence in Teaching award for his outstanding contributions in the classroom. According to Flory, listening to students, paying attention to evaluations and comments, and making himself available to students has made him a better teacher.

Diane Mitchell, a graduate program support technician in mechanical engineering, won the Excellence in Support Operations award, which recognizes the support person who has demonstrated exceptional creativity, initiative, and improvement in their role of providing support for the operations of his/her department or center and its customers, while simultaneously contributing positively to the overall climate, customer orientation, effectiveness, and/or efficiency of operations of the college as a whole.

Anthony Dean, assistant professor of engineering technology, won the Excellence in Faculty Advising award for outstanding advising to students on how to achieve success in their undergraduate career and thereafter, in interactions with individuals or groups of students outside of the normal classroom environment.

Moustafa Moustafa, associate professor of engineering technology, won the Excellence in Industrial Partnering award, which recognizes an individual who excels in initiating or leading the creation of partnerships of distinction with industrial, governmental and/or public organizations.

The awards were presented by Dean Oktay Baysal and recipients received a glass plaque.

This article was posted on: April 24, 2007

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